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Permanent Teaching Assistant with 1:1 - Term Time

Staplehurst School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2192-232S
  • Posted:18/05/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 (£18,425) pro rata.
  • Start Date:6th June 2022
  • App Close Date:24/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week of 23rd May 2022


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join a good school and a very strong team.'Leaders invest in and value the staff. They take into account staff's well-being when introducing new initiatives. Across the school there is a strong spirit of camaraderie and teamwork' Ofsted Janaury 2022.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible 1:1 Teaching Assistant to join our supportive staff team. The role will be to support a child's social-emotional, communication and cross-curricular learning development, working under the guidance and direction of teaching and therapy colleagues (specialist Speech and language therapist and other multi agency professionals where appropriate)

The ideal candidate should: 

  • Be experienced in responding to the needs of pupils with SEN.
  • Be able to support personalised learning and social development.
  • Have high aspirations and expectations of children and yourself.
  • Be passionate about providing all children with the opportunity to succeed.
  • Be committed to improving standards and raising achievement.
  • Value discovery and exploration within all areas of the curriculum.
  • Generate creative ideas to develop our curriculum and inspire children.
  • Be an effective communicator and good team player.

 In return, we would offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated children who will love your desire to engage them in their learning.
  • A welcoming staff team who work well together and who are committed to the continuing development of the whole school.
  • An inclusive environment where every children come first.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive parents and governors.

Unlike other 1:1 positions, we have taken the decision to make this post a permanent position in school.  If you think you have the experience and skills to fulfil this role, we would love to hear from you. All visits to school are encoraged, if you would like to make an appointment please contact the school office on 01580 891765.

 You will be required to work Monday to Friday, term time only hours to be discussed, Kent Range 3 (£18,425) pro rata.

Staplehurst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including, safeguarding, an enhanced DBS check, references and the right to work in the UK

 If we find the right candidate prior to the closing date we will close the advert.

Information about the school

Staplehurst School has just been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are proud that ‘the school’s values of positivity, respect, independence, determination and excellence (PRIDE) are seamlessly woven into everyday life’ Ofsted January 2022. Our school is a two form entry community school, with approximately 376 pupils. Situated conveniently, between Maidstone and Cranbrook, in a beautiful rural part of Kent, the school, with its ‘outward-facing, best practice at heart’ culture, has achieved sustained academic improvement and continues to retain an excellent, enthusiastic team of staff.

Blessed within beautiful and spacious grounds, Staplehurst School has the added benefit of two large sports halls, music room, library and a lovely Early Years outside space, as well as a Breakfast Club available from 7.30am and an After School Club until 5.30pm.

Staplehurst School continues to be at the heart of the village community, where we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the everyday lives of people in the village. It is this community support, together with the caring and commitment from staff, which contributes to the well-being of the children. The Governing Body, staff and parents are an ambitious and dedicated team, working together to promote the school, and where our aim is to ensure each child reaches their full potential.

At Staplehurst School children definitely come first!

At Staplehurst, we consider our curriculum to be knowledge-rich. We view the curriculum as the mastery of a body of subject-specific knowledge, the definition of which has been carefully considered and sequenced to offer children the best opportunities as successful 21st century citizens. We champion ‘big ideas’ and invaluable knowledge that children deserve – this informs how we grow our pupils, and how we ensure that when they leave, they have had a rich, culturally diverse experience and are ready to progress to secondary school as well-rounded, considerate individuals.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580 891291


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).